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Vitalik Buterin on Crypto and Ethereum 2.0

In this video, popular podcaster Lex Fridman interviews Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum. They talk about cryptocurrencies, regulation, Ethereum and its transition to ETH 2.0, Elon Musk, artificial intelligence, and much more. Read More

Episode timestamps:

0:00 - Introduction
1:19 - Shiba Inu story
18:35 - Regulation
22:48 - Crime
27:54 - Proof of stake vs proof of work
40:44 - Miner extractable value
46:20 - Scaling
47:43 - Bitcoin blocksize wars
53:51 - Hard fork vs soft fork
57:34 - Craig Wright
1:04:18 - Scaling: Sharding
1:11:07 - Scaling: Rollups
1:19:30 - Polygon and other Layer 2 technologies
1:27:11 - Merging PoS and PoW chains
1:36:49 - Lessons learned from Ethereum 2.0 failure incidents
1:45:35 - Bitcoin vs Ethereum
1:51:30 - Dogecoin
1:57:38 - Elon Musk
2:00:15 - Chainlink
2:03:35 - Charles Hoskinson and Cardano
2:11:09 - AI safety
2:16:08 - NFTs
2:18:58 - Scams
2:28:34 - Longevity
2:37:55 - Does death give meaning to life?
2:43:38 - Lex and Vitalik speak Russian
2:47:29 - Meaning of life
2:52:48 - Dan Carlin's Hardcore History and WWII

The episode premiered on June 4, 2021.

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